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Let’s keep ADUs in the 2020 news
by Steven Vance
I agree with Alder Ramirez-Rosa that “ADU” is not the best term for the kind of “additional” or “accessory” housing that Chicago has banned since 1957 . I prefer “casita”, or “little house” in Spanish. But the headline rhymes!
I want to formally register my dislike for the term ADU. It's a coach house. It's a garden apartment. Build them. Legalize them. Preserve and build upon the gentle density that brings character and greatness to our Chicago neighborhoods. But can we please not call them ADUs?
My 2020 goal is to keep ADUs in the news every week until an ordinance to re-legalize them is...
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